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Penney’s, Finish Line Drop into Friday’s 52-Week Low Club

March 24, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 60 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday's session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by about ...
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DuPont, Boeing Sink DJIA Friday

March 24, 2017: Markets opened higher Friday but it looks like all three major indexes are headed for down day. With a vote on the President's healthcare bill looming as ...
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Sony, Intel, PayPal Among 10 Companies With the Best Reputations in the UK

Half of the 10 companies ranked highest in a reputation survey in 2016 by United Kingdom consumers did not return for an encore in 2017. And for the first time ...
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Can the FCC Stop 2.4 Billion Monthly Robocalls?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would allow telecom carriers like AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) to ...
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What Now After Trump Administration OK for Keystone XL Pipeline?

President Donald Trump weeks ago telegraphed his intention to issue a permit to TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) to proceed with construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Early Friday morning, the ...
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Wal-Mart Grabs 20% of $40 Billion Market for Personal Care Products

U.S. consumers buy $40 billion worth of personal care products such as shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste every year. Nearly one-fifth of those purchases — 19.4% — are made at a Wal-Mart ...
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Windstream, Gulfport Energy in Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

March 23, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 71 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by about ...
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UnitedHealth, Coca-Cola Weigh on DJIA Thursday

March 23, 2017: Markets opened mixed again Thursday but the major indexes traded higher until the early afternoon as traders anticipate a vote on the Republican healthcare bill. If it ...
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Satisfaction With Smartphones Nearly Equal Between Apple, Samsung

The more consumers use a smartphone to operate connected home services like smart appliances and thermostats, the better they like their smartphones. The highest ratings were reported by consumers who ...
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Why Iger’s Contract Extension With Disney Matters

In a filing this morning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) said it has extended Chairman and CEO Robert Iger's contract from a ...
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Natural Gas Price Holds Following Storage Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 150 billion cubic feet for the week ending March 17. Analysts were expecting a ...
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New Home Sales Make Massive February Move

After Wednesday's disappointing report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on February sales of existing homes, Thursday's report on new home sales should bring some joy back to Mudville. ...
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Analyst Sees Little Impact as Google Advertisers Suspend YouTube Ads

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is caught in a bind between some major advertisers and some of the content creators it depends on to attract a younger audience. Telecom giants AT&T ...
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Apple Acquires Workflow Automation Tool for iPad, iPhone

Late Wednesday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) closed a deal to acquire automation app Workflow for an unspecified sum. The iPad and iPhone app let users create macro commands using functions built-in ...
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2017 Data Breaches Soar Above 350

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 353 data breaches recorded this year through March 21, 2017, and that over 1.3 million ...
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